Exempt employees are not covered by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act or Montana State Law. Federal and State Law do not require the accrual or use of compensatory time by exempt employees.
This policy does not apply to contract administrators and contract professionals on Regents' Contract appointments, individuals on Letters of Appointment, or faculty appointments. Collective Bargaining Agreement provisions will take precedence over this policy for employees covered by such agreements.
"Exempt compensatory time" means time accrued on an hour-for-hour basis for time in a pay status in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. Employees should neither be required nor permitted to work in excess of 40 hours unless essential to the operations of a department. Exempt compensatory time is not intended to provide any compensation in addition to the established salaries. Rather, it is a means of providing greater flexibility in scheduling time for exempt employees. Accrued time may be taken as paid time off at a later date if approved by the appropriate supervisor.